Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Queerying Lent 1B

Rev. Emily E. Ewing queeries the Gospel reading.
ID: A simulation of the sky visible in Palestine during biblical times. The brightest stars are near the horizon in the South-East and are α and β Centauri and those of the Crux.
Gospel: Mark 1:9-15

9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Child, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” 12And the Spirit immediately drove Jesus out into the wilderness. 13Jesus was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the reign of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

Queeries for the text:
Where else are things torn?
How does the Spirit guide in the wilderness? How is the wilderness a gift?
How long does 40 days last?
Which wild beasts?
What did the night sky look like?
Who are the angels today
Why was John arrested?
For what do we repent?
What are your queeries?

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